Gospel of Matthew – Overview

Contents

Range Description

There are 1408 variants and 2665 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 40 witnesses considered for Matthew ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 942
Codex Sinaiticus (01/א) 818
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 810
Family 13 (f13) 793
Codex Regius (L/019) 788
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 782
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 780
Family 1 (f1) 770
33 730
Majority Text (m) 663
Vetus Latina (it) 640
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 587
Peshitta (psh) 412
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 342
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 337
Curetonian Syriac (syc) 258
Codex Dublinensis (Z/035) 212
0281 180
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 147
Origen (Or) 101
Irenaeus (Ir) 83
Eusebius (Eus) 79
0102 73
0106 63
085 40
067 39
Clement of Alexandria (Cl) 33
P45 29
P37 28
Cyril of Alexandria (Cyr) 24
Cyprian (Cyp) 22
0107 20
078 18
073 16
0242 16
0148 12
P25 8
P53 7
P64 7
P1 6

Principal Component Analysis

Here is an animated PCA biplot mapping manuscripts and other witnesses (color-coded by date) and readings (blue) against the first three principal components:

PCA Biplot Matthew

The amount of variation accounted for by the first three components is:

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 1.908 0.091 0.091
PC2 1.53416 0.05884 0.14984
PC3 1.34880 0.04548 0.19532

Multidimensional Scaling

Here is an animated MDS plot where distances on the plot approximate the dissimilarities between the manuscripts and other witnesses (color-coded by date):

MDS Plot Matthew

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Matthew

K-means partitioning with five clusters:

K-means Partitioning with Five Clusters - Matthew

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